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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name lahiff. It comes from in the barony of Guthrie in the county of Angus. The surname lahiff belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

lahiff Early Origins



The surname lahiff was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, and in Forfar in the Barony of Guthrie. The first recorded member of the Guthrie family was a Guthrie who was sent to France after William Wallace in 1299. Adam de Guthrie witnessed documents relating to a burgess of Dundee in 1348, and Jon of Guthere was a juror on the marches of Woodwrae in 1388.

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lahiff Spelling Variations


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lahiff Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. lahiff has appeared Guthrie, Guthree, Lahiff, Guttrie and others.

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lahiff Early History


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lahiff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lahiff research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1457, 1636, 1964, 1984, 1492, 1620, 1665, 1649, 1612, 1661, 1600 and 1676 are included under the topic Early lahiff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lahiff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lahiff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Alexander Guthrie of Guthrie; John Guthrie (d. 1492), Scottish prelate, Bishop of Ross; William Guthrie (1620-1665), a Scottish Puritan minister and author, best known...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lahiff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lahiff In Ireland


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lahiff In Ireland



Some of the lahiff family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lahiff Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Lahiff, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"
  • Bridget Lahiff, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Margaret Lahiff, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name lahiff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lahiff (post 1700)



  • Craig Lahiff (1947-2014), Australian AFI Award nominated film director
  • Thomas 'Tommy' Lahiff (1910-1996), Australian rules footballer who played 1935-1944 and coached 1944-1965

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sto pro veritate
Motto Translation: I stand for the truth


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The lahiff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lahiff Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 May 2014 at 09:56.

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